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we're live in the cnn newsroom, i'm ana cabrera in new york. throw a rock anywhere in iowa today and you have a good chance of hitting a democratic presidential candidate. 19 of them are barn-storming the country's first caucus state this weekend. the marquee event is tomorrow night in cedar rapids, the hall of fame dinner and each candidate will get a chance to speak for a few minutes tangible proof of iowa's clout when picking the nominee, and as recent history shows, as goes iowa, so goes the democratic
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party and the last four democratic elections where there was no incumbent running, the iowa caucus winner went on to become the nominee. al gore, john kerry, barack obama, and hillary clinton. and it helps explain why 19 of the candidates are not that there weekend. guess who is not there. joe biden. leyla santiago joins us from des moines and it must be like herding cats trying to follow the action in iowa this weekend. what stands out to you so far and how are iowaens dealing with the barrage of candidates and cameras. >> reporter: listen here, in front of this mix of pride and politics, among those who are here for a very vibrant celebration for pride fest, a very liberal crowd no surprise and they want someone who cares about the lbgtq community's rights and abortion rights, and as we speak, the candidates are actually having a forum, where
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eight candidates have ten minutes to make their pitch. to try to get some support from these iowa voters. and really show the strength of their campaign. listen, listen to what mayor pete buttigieg told the crowd. >> the good news i have for you is i don't even view us as having opponents so much as, you would be surprised how often we are in dialogue with each other, the different candidates, as these cattle calls pick up, we're going to get to know each other better and better, we might as well car pool, i think you have 19 of us tomorrow, so what we need to make sure is that also our respected supporters are remembering that a day will come when we are all on the same page and we got to have that solidarity and we can plant the seeds for it right now. >> reporter: so what are we hearing them talk about? we heard former congressman beto o'rourke talk about marriage equality. you just heard from mayor pete
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buttigieg, sort of an interesting moment and we watched as kirsten gillibrand walked in and gave someone some sun screen and said i will protect you as a mother and i will protect you if i'm president of the united states. so really, watching these candidates connect with this audience, and you mentioned joe biden is not here. according to his campaign, he had a family commitment that was scheduled quite a long time ago. how that plays out for him, we will have to wait and see. but you know, worth mentioning that tonight we will get a better look at where these candidates stand, as the des moines register and cnn poll comes out, looking specifically at iowa, which you mentioned off the top, ana, is such a prized state, and the timing is important, because we're just a few weeks ahead from the first debate. >> and we are looking live right now at bernie sanders, just giving our viewers a little flavor of what is happening there on the ground where we're hearing from leyla today. thank you for that update.
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now to the new deal between the united states and mexico. and it means president trump is putting away the threat of a trade war. that had been holding over mexico's head for the past week. the president is tweeting this today, the economic tariffs on mexico, he said, would go into effect on monday, are now off the table, and that mexico is promising to take measures aimed at slowing or stopping illegal immigration across the border. cnn senior diplomatic correspondent michelle kosinski is here with us now. what exactly is in the agreement? >> reporter: breaking this down a little bit, mexico will send its national guard troops, about 6,000 of them to the border with guatemala as well as throughout the country. that is a significant increase. but let's see how much that changes the numbers at the u.s. border, which as we know has been more than 130,000 a month for a while. so some high numbers there, and also, mexico is going to do more to break up its very elaborate and established human trafficking network. this is a big act.
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and this is going to take some time. it is unclear that is going to affect the numbers right away but clearly that needed to be done. also, mexico is going to take in all of the people who make it to the u.s. border, and seek asylum, and mexico says it will take care of them, it will give them a work permit, and education, and health care, and you know, the u.s. is already doing that, on a somewhat smaller scale, so that is going to be an expansion of that. in return, the u.s. also agreed to some stuff. it is going to speed up the asylum process. and it has agreed to contribute to development programs, and assistance, to not just central america, where trump recently cut off funding, he's going to help southern mexico, too. so the u.s. had to give up some things. but i think the big piece missing is what the white house really wanted, was from mexico to agree to be a safe country, which is a legal designation, so that everybody passing through on the way to the u.s. was going
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to have to apply for asylum there, instead. that was going to be the first stopover. mexico has pushed back against this for some time. and it did not cave in last night. so that's a big piece missing. that would have significantly affected numbers at the border. but let's see if these things that were agreed to serve as, at the very least, a deterrent for the time being. ana? >> both sides are saying they gave and took, so they are both cheering on this deal, as a true negotiation. michelle kosinski, i appreciate that reporting. the deal struck after an all-day negotiating session friday, i think it was 11-plus hours, by our count, it is designed to push back a wave of migrants crossing into the united states, cnn's gary tuchman traveled to the store a, the border and wha he saw in 60 minutes is incredible. >> reporter: what we witnessed and what you're about to see was chaotic, depressing, emotional and sad. we spent part of the afternoon
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with agents from u.s. border patrol in the van with them as they patrolled the border near el paso, texas. and what we saw in a 60-minute span was them apprehend eight different family units. 25 people. most of them children. every five or 10 minutes people were coming out of the rio grande. the first person we saw was juana, emaciated, 25 years old with a six-year-old son and nine-month-old baby on her back, all thirsty and hungry and sick and she said she was very poor and had to come from guatemala and had no money left and no means and heard from her town that they had got ton the united states, as long as they had children with them. sandy from honduras, she is about to have a child. eight and a half months program and came from honduras, three weeks, taking buses and trains and walking to the u. and said her husband and brother were killed by gang members and she was afraid it would happen too,
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and she had to lev and come here. and a man and list two sons and after he was apprehended by border patrol, he started crying. >> translator: tears of happiness he said, that he made it, with his son, he is very happy. >> reporter: and we saw that for many of the people, crying out of a sense of relief, crying out of happiness when they arrived and realized they why no longer on the journey. something very notable. the rio grande is what separates us from mexico. the middle of the rio grande is the border. here it is relatively dry and people are able to walk across it on rocks. when they walked across the river, they saw the huge 18-foot fence which is about 1,000 feet to the north of the river. all of them said they had to figure out a way to get over the fence. the border patrol said no, you're already in the united states. you crossed the river. they were greatly relieved. so this fence does nothing to stop people from entering the land of the united states. one thing i can tell you, is the border patrol agents we worked with are very professional, they're very considerate, they're ambassadors to this country and they do a great job
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being ambassadors to these people who have gone through an awful lot. gary tuchman, cnn, in el paso, texas. joining us now, jeffrey david dow served as u.s. ambassador to mexico during the clinton and bush administrations and once headed the state department's efforts in latin america. ambassador, thanks for joining us. >> pleasure to be here, ana. >> you just saw or heard about the heart breaking images that we brought to everybody in gary's piece. in one hour, eight different families, 25 people, most of them children, coming across the rio grande. sick, hungry, zaepts. and now we have this new deal. part of which includes mexico stepping up patrols at their southern border in exchange for the u.s. agreeing to speed up hearings for saddam claims. is that going to prevent images like we just saw? >> i'm sorry, what was the last thing you said? i couldn't hear you. >> do you think that will prevent the images we just saw? >> perhaps eventually, but not in the near term. this new agreement that was just
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signed yesterday has so many moving parts. it's going to take a long time before it really comes play. the united states is going to have to expand this program of stay in mexico, we need more immigration judges, we need more border patrol, we need more finances, and mexico says it is going to send 6,000 new national guardsmen to the border, and the national guard of mexico is an organization that is just starting. only a couple of months old. so all of these moving pieces are going to have to fit together. so i think we're going to see some of those images for the foreseeable future. >> here was the tweet from the president earlier this morning, he writes, mexico will try very hard, and if they do that, this will be a very successful agreement for both the united states and mexico. do you think mexico will be able
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to deliver on their end? >> i think it is going to be complicated for mexico. as i said, the administration in mexico, the people who have to do this job are not used to doing it. the country has a system where the public administration is fairly weak to begin. so i think it is going to take a lot of effort on the part of mexico, a lot of cooperation with the united states, and greater efforts on our part, to get this done. >> who gave up more, mexico or the u.s., in this agreement? >> hard to say. i would say probably mexico. mexico, i think, was under the gun, the president's threat on the tariffs, which was taken by mexico, is a real bullying action on his part. really put them in a difficult
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place. but i think it is important to note that mexico has been moving in this direction, for the last couple of months, they had been stopping some people on the border, they had been giving more attention to this. so we will see what happens. >> i want to show you some other images that came out this week, showing what the homeland security watchdog called egregious conditions at four different facilities housing migrants, in 2018 they did the unannounced inspections and unsanitary bathrooms with mold, peeling paint, unusable toilets and food concerns with open packages of raw chicken leaking blood on refrigeration units and moldy breads and concerned about nooses and raided bed sheets hanging from vents and that's how people coming into america are being greeted. >> that's just reprehensible. it is embarrassing. i think, as your last clip
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showed, the border patrol people are trying to do a good job. they're just overwhelmed. we need to put more resources down there. we need more financing. we need more immigration judges. those people who are in our custody have to be treated in a humane way. and i'm afraid we're not doing that. if this were happening in another country, we would be right to criticize them. >> before we go, cnn has a new report detailing how multiple u.s. embassies were denied permission by the trump administration to fly rainbow pride flags from their flag poles to commemorate pride month even though we're told this is routine for years. what's your reaction to that? >> well, i don't, when i was an ambassador, if i had wanted to do that, i would have done it. and then not asked permission. i think the mistake was asking permission. >> should they have said don't do it?
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>> really. >> but i'm saying, the fact that they did ask permission and the answer was no, don't do it, does that make sense to you? >> no, not at all. not at all. i don't know who made that decision. i think part of the problem is that what's happened in the state department in washington, is that to the actions of the trump administration, a lot of the very most competent people have left and you're getting decisions from the state accident, state department, from the national security council that z don't make any sensor. >> ambassador, i appreciate your perspective. thanks for joining us. >> thank you. three americans dying within five days in a popular resort in the dominican republic. and now, another couple says they got sick at that same resort last year. their story is next. we call it the mother standard of care.
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attack and now a colorado couple is speaking out about how they became violently ill at the same resort. and as cnn senior investigative reporter drew griffin reports they believe what happened to them and the three americans who just died is no coincidence. >> reporter: kalin canno reached out to citizen almost immediately after learning three americans just died at the same resort in the dominican republic where she believes she was poisoned along with her boyfriend. >> what is your reaction? >> blood boiling. it's too coincidental with the symptoms that we had, for me to even begin to stay quiet about it. >> one year ago this month, the colorado couple traveled to the all-inclusive grand bahia principe resort and for the first few days it seemed a vacation of a lifetime. but on the sixth day, cano became ill. >> i woke up with a headache one morning. we had gone to breakfast to see if i could get some water,
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juice, try some food, feel better and when we came back to the room, it actually hit us a lot stronger, and we smelled the smell of chemicals. >> she got progressively worse and then her boyfriend tom started feeling it, too. they said they were sweaty. drooling. dizzy. nauseous. it wouldn't go away. neither would the smell in their hotel room. >> we saw a housekeeper outside and like called her in to see if she could come in. and she walked maybe five, six feet into the room and turned around and said i'm not doing that and then got on her walkie-talkie to the front desk and said something is going on with this room. she refused to come in and clean it. >> reporter: they had seen someone spraying plants near the air conditioner outside the room and assumed it was a pesticide but the hotel wouldn't say what it was. they switched rooms twice. it didn't help. >> it progressed over the rest of the trip and over the course of a couple of weeks after. >> a couple of weeks? >> yes, the abdominal cramping
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and g.i. upset lasted a couple of wikes. >> you said drools? >> drooling. tearing, bad sweat. >> dizzy? >> dizzy, nauseous. and abdominal cramping was the worst. that was the hardest symptom to deal with. so much pain. >> back in colorado, the physician diagnosed her with organo phosphate poisoning. tom's doctors suspect the same thing. heavily regulated and in some cases banned in the u.s. organo phosphates are man made chemicals found in insecticides, exposure can include increased saliva, tear production, diarrhea, nausea, sweating confusion and death. and the couple say they still have occasional symptoms and most concerned about future health, even after filing a lawsuit, they still do not know what exactly poisoned them. >> honestly, all i wanted was the chemical name, that's all i ever wanted. i could care less about the money. if i can save my own life later,
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and him, too, it's what happened to him, what happened to me, and what is it that we can do at this point. >> that was drew griffin reporting. now bahia, the hotel chain where the three americans died, has issued a statement, slamming what it calls inaccurate and false information, in the media and online, and claims serious insults and threats are now being made to its employees and their families and it cannot remain on the sidelines. the hotel chain goes on to say that it works daily to ensure a safe and comfortable environment for its customers and employees. now i want to bring in anthony roman, the president of roman and associates, an international investigation and intelligence firm. we have all of these mysterious deaths and we don't have yet the official cause of death in these three cases but based on what we just saw in drew's piece, if you're investigating here, wouldn't the number one thing you would be looking at here be possible insecticide spread through the air conditioning system? >> it would be one of the leading things we would look for
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but we would look at a potpourri of information. what their medical condition was. did they suffer from any chronic conditions. were they drinking heavily the evening before. what else may they have been exposed to. were they using illicit drugs themselves. what was it the cause of foul play? all of those things would have to play into it. but, the signs and symptoms of organo phosphate poisoning are there, and the answers are going to be in the post-more tem examination. the autopsy examination. tissue samples will be taken. >> will that be known then in the toxicology reports? >> absolutely. yes. all of that is done during the postmortem. tissue samples. blood samples. fluid samples from the liver, the brain, the heart, but all of the symptoms that have been complained about, and the heart attack suffered by one of the deceased, are all known to be by products of organo-phosphates.
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we don't know if that is the cause. but it would be one of our leading suspicions. >> we know one of the women had a heart condition, also had a heart attack, according to the coroner in this case. >> that's right. >> we also know the pennsylvania couple had medications in their room, as well. so these are pieces of the investigation. but if i'm a tourist, thinking about going to the dominican republic, right now, this is obviously something i'm thinking about, i'm concerned about, and this is the most popular tourist destination in the caribbean, 6.5 million tourists visited just last year. if people are watching there, about to head there on vacation, what are the types of questions they should be asking of their resort? >> well, when you are traveling on any vacation, you should have your usual guard up, just like you do at home, just like when you're traveling in the evening, in manhattan, or los angeles, and chicago. when we go on vacation, we tend to put all our worries behind,
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we tend not to be as concerned about crime. or problems. or risks. that we can run into. we should keep those defenses up. and still have a wonderful time. but protect ourselves. so the dominican republic is really no more dangerous than any other caribbean destination, yes, outside of the tourist areas, there are some areas that have high crime rates, and you can look those up, and see where they are, and ask the local help, what areas i should stay away from, and stay in tourist areas, and stay in small groups, and when you go it a club, guard your drink, from date rape drugs, and common sense rules always help. >> would you be asking, do you use certain chemicals on the property, how do you clean the rooms, whether, what's the security like, are those questions you would ask of the resort in this case? >> you're likely motto get very straightforward answers in the caribbean. but you could expect, in any tropical location around the world, they are likely using
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organo-phosphates, if that gets into the ventilation system, if it gets airborne because of the trade winds and it lands on the outside buffet because it is carelessly used, then you are going to have a problem and you're going to have guests exposed to it. if you happen tok into a room and there is a very bad odor, that is not a place to stay because an organo-phosphate if it is breathed in, it is toxic and becomes part of your blood stream and can do damages to your nerves, your heart, your brain, your liver. >> that's scary. now, to flip the rules here, if you were advising the company, in how they proceed after these deaths and all of the publicity that has entailed, what would you tell them? what would be your advice in terms of ensuring safety of their guests and also managing, you know, the confidence of the public and potential tourists? >> sure, there are standard public relations, but more importantly, risk management
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procedures to be followed in these cases. whoever handles chemicals, organo-phosphate, the chlorine used in the pool, they should be certified by the manufacture ner the safe use and safe mixture of those chemicals. they should not be applied near ventilation systems. they should not be applied on windy days. so all of these things, if you're a tourist, you can watch out for, and you could well be aware that if there's a problem with it, you'll know it. there is a really strong odor to that stuff. >> good to know, anthony roman, appreciate you coming in. thank you. >> my pleasure. a family is demanding answers after a former army p r paratrooper died in police custody and the body was returned missing several organs. why they are refusing to cooperate next. richer stori can show dad where he's from...
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the heartache a new york family began feeling more than a year ago is still fresh. that's because no one has told them why a loved one coming to see them died in police custody. what the family knows is that he served in the army and they don't accept what little authorities have told them so far. polo sandoval is following the case for us and this wasn't a traffic stop or 911 call that went bad. >> reporter: at some point
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everett palmer jr. ended up in custody, being detained by york county officials, back in april of 2018, according to investigators, he had to be restrained. at the time, investigators say that the coroner's report showed that his manner of death would be unk determined and found traces of methamphetamine in his system. now the initial autopsy by the york county coroner's office again says that there seems to be a process that is being followed. his family however is concerned that they don't have all of the answers that they want. they turned to a pathologist who conducted an examination of his own and that is when it was determined or at least that pathology determined that the brain, heart and throat were nowhere to be found and the family had many questions and eventually got a hold of authorities. we did hear from the york county coroner's office who has an explanation to all of this, saying there is a process that is being followed, and because there were traces of drugs that were found in his system, then certain policies have to be
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followed, in this case, these organs have to be in their own words, retained for further study. something that is important to point out here is that according to the coroner's office, the removal of the throat is typical. especially because they want to make sure that there was no kind of component that caused asphyxia, when it comes to the brain, they also continue to have that in their custody as they continue to, with this investigation, what's important though, here, according to the coroner's office, is these kind of investigations could last up to three years, to actually follow through which means the relatives of mr. palmer may not have the answers they seek for at least another year and a half. the coroner is saying that she too wants the truth to get out, also they do not want to rush the investigation. when you hear from mr. palmer's family, they say they still want more of the reports, they want the surveillance video of the cell, because the question of what happened in that cell is not just a question, ana, but it is the question, that the palmers are still trying to get an answer to.
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>> polo sandoval, thank you. >> thanks. democrats on the campaign trail, 19 of them, in iowa, today, but in washington, we're learning new details about just how i did vicie divisive the question of impeachment is inside the party and how the judiciary chair is trying to sway speaker pelosi to start impeachment proceeds. here are even more reasons to join t-mobile. 1. do you like netflix? sure you do. that's why it's on us. 2. unlimited data. use as much as you want, when you want.
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but we're getting an idea how i did vicive this topic has become for the party privately. we learned behind the scenes house judiciary chairman jerry nadler is trying to convince speaker nancy pelosi to launch impeachment proceedings and there are arguments that it will help centralize the various sprawling investigations and make it easier to talk about negative findings on the house floor but pelosi has not been persuaded, at least not yet and during a private meeting, she said this. >> i don't wants to see trump impeached. i want to see him in prison. we will bring in melanie from "politico." how much pressure is nancy pelosi really under? according to our count there are 59 democrats who publicly support it and 177 against it or have no position. what are those numbers privately? >> so nancy pelosi is certainly feeling the heat from not only members but also some of her top committee chairmen, including jerry nadler, and i think
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something significant that we learned last week was that the majority whip, jim clyburn said on this program on cnn that he thinks it is inevitable and he of course is the chief whip count so he probably has a better sense of the actual count of impeachment better than anyone. so maybe it is more than 50 members. but look, at the end of the day, this is still a minority view, within the caucus. those calls are certainly growing. and we did see 12 democrats jump on the impeachment bandwagon just last week, actually, after mueller came out publicly for the first time, and these next two months are really going to be critical. a lot of members say they want to see a resolution before the august recess, and if trump defies a court order, you could see many more dems jump on that bandwagon publicly. >> i want you to listen to new sound we just got in. this is hillary clinton weighing in on the mueller report. listen. >> i don't want to be a downer, but i will say this. if you take the time to read the
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mueller report, actually read it, which all of us in this auditorium are more than capable of doing, you come to two inescapable conclusions, the first is that russia conducted a sweeping and systemic interference in our election. the second is that obstruction of justice occurred. now, you cannot read the report chapter and verse, fact after fact, without reaching those conclusions. >> so i'm just curious, do you think that is her saying impeach now? and what sway, if any, does she have in this matter? >> well, she's certainly getting closer to telling that line, towing that line, but i don't think she has as much sway as some of the 2020 candidates who have come out in support of impeachment, including two new ones last week, including cory booker, and we have seen of course elizabeth warren has been
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pounding the impeachment drum and pulling a lot of these candidates to the left on a number of issues, including impeachment. and that is making it more and more difficult for nancy pelosi to really hold the line. but you are seeing pelosi throw a number of these little bones to the liberal plank of her caucus. right? i mean this upcoming week, the house will be voting on a resolution to give committees more power to directly enforce subpoenas in court. jerry nadler will be issuing a subpoena in two weeks to bring in mueller to testify and pelosi has been ramping up her own rhetoric both publicly and privately as a way to sort of hold the line, and hold off impeachment calls as long as possible. but again, it is a question of how much longer she can last and if she can stick it out through the august recess. >> that comment that she reportedly told her democratic members, in private, that, you know, don't impeach, i want to see him in prison, that led the president to now give her a
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nickname. nervous nancy. >> nervous nancy. >> is that a fitting nickname for her? >> it is kind of ironic because nancy pelosi of all things doesn't really sweat and doesn't get nervous but i think it does maybe speak to the fact she is feeling the heat and feeling the pressure from her members. what i will say about the attacks that president trump has launched on nancy pelosi, it has the effect of unifying her caucus behind her. if you remember, before she became speaker, she had an infamous showdown with the president in the white house where she strutted out afterward with her sunglasses and red jacket. after that, it was no more longer a question whether or not she has the support as speaker, i have run rallies, everyone rallied behind her and even maxine waters, one of the most vocal proponents of impeachment, one of the committee chairs came out for nancy pelosi on twitter after the attacks and president trump is maybe having the opposite intent he intended in the democratic caucus. farmers in the american heartland are hit hard this year
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first it was president trump's trade war with china and now it is near historic flooding. farmers in missouri are in crisis. they are struggling to make ends meet. cnn's dan simon spoke to a worried missouri farmer. >> reporter: where are we at this exact moment? >> we are directly over my field which i was going to plant soybeans in this year. >> reporter: adam jones is a fourth generation family farmer. his fields which would normally be sprouting corn and so i soybeans have turned into lakes it is pretty amazing today you might be in a tractor and today you're in a boat. >> and four feet of water. halfway up the grill of a trrt. >> pretty surreal. >> and the latest round of flooding, has diminished any hope of a viable product for hundreds of farmers, many of whom are already reeling from president trump's trade war with
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china. >> we're not going to make any money this year. >> located in the small town of old monroe north of st. louis, jones says the tariffs had already cut into his bottom line. with china slashing its purchase of american soybeans. so farmers have been promised government assistance, he doesn't know how much he might receive, and the notion of a bailout wears on his pride. >> farmers don't want a bailout. we don't want government money. we just want a free market. most farmers are still supporting president trump, but i think it's wearing out. the flooding is obviously more difficult. the tariffs might be more frustrating, because somebody has control over the tariffs. >> reporter: for now, his immediate concern is trying to save the house built by his grandparents. these pumps and a homemade flood wall have mainly kept it dry. he says the water won't fully recede until july. too late, he says, for any planting. >> due get your food from the grocery store. i mean you get it from the grocery store, but we're out here working our tails off to grow it for you.
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and we're having a pretty tough time. >> yet he says most farmers wouldn't have it any other way. >> farming is a passion. it is what i love. we don't farm for money. it is what i love. i mean my dad does it, did it. my grandpa did it. my great grandpa did it. right here on this land. fourth generationing on this farm. and i take pride in that. and i just had a passion fortha. i just have a passion for agriculture, unfortunately. now, listen to this next one. this past memorial day, a black couple visiting a minneapolis minneapolis campground for a picnic allege delay had a gun pulled on them by a manager, who told them to leave because they didn't have a reservation. instances like these are all too familiar for people of color around the country. this is an issue that is explored in "united shades of america." here's a preview.
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>> always treated as not quite american as everyone else. when you're a child you internalize that. >> trust me, we had it good by comparison, our father was a practicing doctor here for a long time. our mother was a teacher. he is a serviceman. he volunteered, you know, and he was in the air force. he just tells the story about coming up to milwaukee, stopping in a restaurant, and when he came back out of the car, it was with our mom. >> i was a baby. >> and he was just accosted by this gang of young white kids. he thought if they didn't have you in his arms as a baby, they would have beaten him and my mother. he talks about when he got a house, on the phone it was all good, and when they would check in, it was like, who was moving in here? he would talk often, end up on
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